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Biodegradable PDLLA/Chondroitin sulfate/Chitosan(PDLLA/CS/CHS) nerve conduits with potentially good biocompatibility and good mechanical property feasible for surgical manipulation have been developed in our previous work. The purpose of this study was to investigate their possible application in repairing damaged nerves and the effect of nerve growth(More)
The chemosensory protein CSP-sg4 of the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria binds reversibly N-phenyl-1-naphthylamine in fluorescent-binding assays, with a dissociation constant of 4 microM. Upon binding to the protein, the emission peaks of the fluorescent probe undergo a marked blue shift, accompanied by an order of magnitude increase of the maximum(More)
The significant drawbacks and lack of success associated with current methods to treat critically sized nerve defects have led to increased interest in neural tissue engineering. Conducting polymers show great promise due to their electrical properties, and in the case of polypyrrole (PPY), its cell compatibility as well. Thus, the goal of this study is to(More)
A new fluorescence reagent, N,N-bi[4(1-pyrene)-butyroyl]-lysine (1) was synthesized. The new fluorescence sensor showed high sensitivity (detection limit up to 20.7 μg L(-1)) and specific selectivity for Pb(2+) over other metal ions examined in aqueous solutions. It could also be used to remove Pb(2+) from aqueous solutions by filtering the insoluble(More)
In this paper, preparation technologies for the compound fibers of poly D,L-lactic acid (PDLLA)/hydroxyapatite (HA) were investigated. Starting with PDLLA of weight average molecular mass 94,200-1,130,000 and HA powders of diameter 4-10 microm, the compound fibers of PDLLA/HA were obtained through a two stage process: first the adsorption of HA particles on(More)
To evaluate the sealing potential of self-designed root canal filling material made of calcium phosphate cement (alpha-TCP/TTCP, CPC), the apices of root canals of six adult dogs were purposely perforated and enlarged up to the No 40 instrument. Then CPC was used to fill the root canal. Mean while either calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2) paste or hydroxyapatite(More)
The PDLLA/HA compound fibers with excellent properties could be obtained by melt-spinning. This study inquired about the mechanical properties, change rule and influencing factors. The results showed that the composites fibers of mechanical properties were good in the PDLLA(molecular weight 120,000) to which were added the 4-20 microm HA particles. In the(More)
A poly(d,l-lactic acid)/chondroitin sulfate/chitosan (PDLLA/CS/CHS) nerve conduit for repairing nerve defects was prepared by electrostatic assembly and the thermally induced phase separation technique. The hydrophilic characteristics of the PDLLA/CS/CHS assembly nerve conduits were improved markedly. The degradation behavior of the nerve conduit with(More)